I totally called that, and I'm so glad I was right. I'm also glad that Sean made the right decision.
Sean's Dad gets sweetest, most tender Dad in America award. I was literally tearing up when he told Catherine he would love her and be her biggest fan. Through the watery eyes, I rewinded and watched again. Yep, judge me twice.
Sean's sister loves the mini shorts. Her husband was pretty attractive. Their kids should be models. They really were so adorable looking.
Sean's family is the most normal family to grace the bachelor set. They issued sound advice and were very genuine.
Lindsey and Sean's date was pretty boring to me.
And how did Sean call that a raft? A) it wasn't inflatable, and B) it came with 2 rowers. I've never seen one of those "rafts" in the seasonable sections of Wal-mart OR Target.
--The water was disgustingly brown but the scenery greenery made up for it.
"I love you"
Let me tell you something... sometimes my husband also responds with "I know" when he's trying to be funny and even though I know he's 100% joking (right, Lane??) it still bugs me. I can't imagine how bugged I would be if I didn't know AND I got an "I know." Being on The Bachelor is so hard.
--Catherine's giggle makes me laugh. She laughs when she is nervous and I think that's why I like her. I too laugh when I'm nervous, or hurt, or scared....basically I laugh all the time, and it doesn't mean it's funny... it could really mean anything.
--I WANT TO RIDE AN ELEPHANT!
It seems really awkward, but super cool at the same time. Worth the bumpy ride, for sure.
The break up
--It was so obvious how much Lindsey liked Sean. She really did love him and had no doubts that he was going to pick her, so it was so hard to watch the rejection.
--Can I just say something? Lindsey was the classiest exit ever. She went from a vegas wedding drunk to the most mature 24 year old around. Quite the behavior change from the first episode to the last.
--I LOVED that she took her shoes off to walk out. It was like, "ok, I'm done trying to impress you with these awful shoes."
--I didn't love her dress at all. And by that I mean I hated it.
--Although it wasn't a "run away with me" letter from host, Chris Harrison, like I was hoping, I still liked the letter. It was TOTALLY played up to be more dramatic than it was, but that my friends, is the beauty of reality TV and production.
--I cried. Then I screamed. Then I fist pumped. No surprise there.
--Catherine's reaction was so real, but also so uncomfortable to watch. I wasn't sure if she was mad, sad, scared, shocked, frozen, happy...Sean couldn't get down on one knee fast enough.
--Her dress was beyond bomb.
--I'm glad the producers wrangled up an elephant chair (yes, that's what they are called--my parent's actually have one from Thailand) for the romantic exit. It would have been tragic if she ruined that dress trying to hoist herself up to the top of the 'magestic animal.'
After the final rose
--AshLee is still so bitter...and smokin' and skiiiiiiny
--I really need to look into tickets for next season
--Lesley D.C. Murphy is the funniest ever, and she thinks so too. Did you notice that she laughed at her own pun? Don't worry, L. I laugh at my own jokes, too. The couple that multiplies together, stays together.
--Nothing says I'm over you like looking super hotttt, Lindsey Yenter. She, once again, was a class act. I felt bad that she kept asking Sean for reasons why, because time and time again, he just didn't have the answer she was looking for. Loved her dress.
--Catherine and Sean made me tear up a jillion times during their interviews. Are they not the most darling couple ever?
--A TV WEDDING = MY DREAM COME TRUE
I would have never guessed they would be into that, but I couldn't be more pleased with their decision. Since I've been so good at calling the future this season, I'm going to go ahead and say that Chris Harrison will either marry them OR be Sean's best man.
The next bachelorette
--I called it, did I not? OK, maybe all of America called it.
--Was it just me or did Des not look as pretty tonight as I think she normally is? Was it the white eye shadow? The no bangs look?
How did I not know about the option of Sean and Chris Harrison coming to my bachelor viewing party? I would have made one heck of a viewing party experience for them. Roses, homemade t-shirts, a chocolate fountain (I've done this a time or two before) Maybe I'll have to become a DG at UCLA for next season and cross my fingers. I'm going to be so sad about this missed opportunity for years to come. SHIRT OFF! SHIRT OFF! SHIRT OFF! SHIRT OFF! SHIRT OFF!SHIRT OFF! Is that all you have to do to get men to take their shirts off? It is for Sean, apparently. --Video clip recaps of the show's highlights are always so awesome. There's nothing quite like cramming crazy into 5 minutes. --Who were the 3 girls sitting on the left, back row? I think they should only bring back the girls that we remember and actually care about. --Tierra is an idiot for coming back on the show. Some may call her brave or mature, but I just call her ridiculous. You might call me a coward, but if I was her, I would have stayed home, in sweats, with a bowl of ice cream and watched the episode on my couch. Why would anyone put them self in a situation where they are repeatedly attacked? If she thought she was "ganged up on" when one of the girls confronted her on the show, what did she think ALL of them confronting her was? Whether she went back on the show or not, everyone is going to talk about how Tierrable she is. I'd rather just not hear it to my face. TRUE OR FALSE: Tierra's eyebrow stole the show. For reals. I've tried to figure out how it does that, but I'm stumped.
--Tierra can't remember every detail AND can't control her eyebrow? Poor girl has some serious trubs. --Did you see how much perfume she put on before she went on stage? That was like 6 sprays. Fumes are going to her brain! --Do you think her engagement is fake? I hadn't thought about that as a possibility until Chris Harrison brought it up, but now that he did, I could totally see her doing that. I would believe it, if the heart tattoo on her finger has been changed from open to closed, but alas, her diamond was too big for me to tell. --Lesley is still hilarious. "Tierra made her own bed, or cot, or whatever." --Selma is a beauty queen--a beauty queen with a brain. She had quite the intellectual argument last night. If you can't tell, I'm a huge Selma fan. --I have to say something rude, but I would bet many of you are thinking it, so here it goes... Sarah is getting extra attention because she has a sad story of being led on by guys and then being told she's just not the one. Do you believe it? I don't. I believe it's because that happens to her AND she only has 1 arm. Plenty of other girls (girls with 2 arms) have had sad, teary exits about hoping to find their soul mate and they don't get remembered past their final exit. If Sarah had 2 arms, she wouldn't be getting as much attention. There, I said it. --On another(nicer) note: Sarah looked beautiful! --AshLee's hair looked so perfect. Full, bouncy. I got the hair envy bad. And her bod is rockin. I got body envy. Something I don't envy? Her crazy side. Girl's got some serious attitude. Preacher's daughter is loco. She can bring it. When she started yelling at Tierra, I was getting nervous. Her eye went all crazy! I think AshLee is equal parts sweet and sour. --Do you think Sean really told her that he didn't have feelings for the other 2 girls? Part of me believes that he said that to her, or said something close to that and she interpreted it as that, but still....DRAMA. Why else would she feel so comfortable to actually tell him what kind of ring she wants? I think he probably led her on. Team Ashley on this argument. How awkward was it when she started talking to him like he was her baby nephew? "Sean, don't do this. Just admit it." Like her head was all titled down and her eyebrow was up all condescendingly. I was loving the continued argument that was caught on tape before the show came back from commercial break. Sean's going to have some explaining to do with his other two girlfriends after the show. --When will ABC air an entire episode of just bloopers? That would be, by far, the best episode ever. Or maybe an episode of fantasy suites? Now keep it clean...we are talking about Sean, the "born-again" virgin - I'd just love to hear the one-liners Sean's been throwing around.
--Who do you think the letter is from? I think it's from Chris Harrison and goes something like this: Sean- It's me, your host, Chris Harrison. I had so much fun in the limo with you when we visited girl's college dorm rooms. If you chose to forgo this final rose ceremony, I'd invite you to travel LA with me and go sorority hopping. -Chris Harrison Who wants to join me for a season final viewing party next week? Seriously, let me know and we will make it a party... roses and all!